Mervin Smucker. Different types of flashbacks.

Though the term „flashback“ is typically referred to in a general sense as pertaining to the re-experiencing of a traumatic memory or event, there are several different types of „flashbacks“ that individuals may experience.

Replay Flashback – involves a complete re-living of a traumatic event in a film-like fashion;

Appraisal Flashback – a snapshot image at the peak of a trauma (the worst or most frightening moment), which is typically photographic in nature;

Projected Flashback – involves experiencing vivid images of traumatic „events“ that never occurred (a false memory)

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